Published at Thursday, May 04th 2017. by Charmayne Bousquet in Kitchen Islands.
The first thing to consider is the area available for the installation. Start by measuring your kitchen. While doing this, don‘t count the total area, measure only the available free space. This means excluding your counter, appliances like the fridge, furniture such as the cabinets, and any other items occupying the floor area. Now, you have to fit the island in this area, accordingly opt for the size. Always remember that you need to keep enough space to move around the island.
If you need storage, opt for one with lots of drawers and closed shelves. The accessories to the island are also important, like a stove, sink, etc. Are you planning to place a microwave over it? Are you going to have stools around? One idea is to fix the electric switches and outlets for the appliances on the side walls of the island, which provide great convenience. Most of the time the exhaust hood is also included depending upon its usage.
There are almost countless uses of this piece of kitchen furniture which, generally, has a smooth flat top surface and excellent storage space. People tend to used the kitchen island for storage, as a dining table, cutting surfaces, etc.
How many times do you crave for having hot, freshly prepared food and also serve it to your family? Several times, I guess. However, the thought of running back and forth to the kitchen to fetch food may tire you. Adding a breakfast bar to your kitchen will not only serve the purpose, but also add that zing to it. Also, your family and friends can sit comfortably and enjoy a delicious meal.
If your kitchen and living area are combined, then this is the best design. You can also use this instead of a separate dinner table. This additional piece of furniture will give you extra working space. Some designs also have the sitting arrangement facing the living room. However, be careful while choosing the design, as the entire look of the living area will change due to this addition. A waterfall island with an extended top can also be an option.
Think of your dining table attached to the island counter where your kids can spend time with you doing their homework or other crafts, while you are cooking and keeping them company. A great idea for large areas, this concept gives the kitchen an elongated appearance.
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